Sixty tourists are taken hostage on a Philippine bus tour, by separatist rebels. After a failed rescue attempt, the Philippine government is ready for a new strategy...in a word, the SEALs.
The S.S. Roy Turner docked just off Kenya--on a goodwill call. At about midnight, they were dealt an unexpected blow. Colonel Maleceia staged a military coup--attacking the ship. One hundred sixty American sailors captured. Twenty-eight killed. Lieutenant Murdock and his SEALs are sent to restore justice. But the colonel is just getting started. He's attacking the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi--and declaring himself dictator. The SEALs will have to expand their mission as the odds turn against them. Violence.
Six Russian Satan intercontinental ballistic missiles have disappeared from the Ukraine--only to resurface in Libya. Now, Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi has sixty nuclear warheads to help him regain power in the Middle East--and he's just set one off in a small city in Chad where thirty thousand civilians once lived. Now, Lieutenant Commander Blake Murdock and his elite SEAL Team must embark on a covert operation to find and dismantle the rest of Libya's arsenal--before all of Africa is engulfed in nuclear fire.
An American intelligence-gathering ship has been captured by the north Korean military in international waters off the coast of Korea. The vessel's crew is being held hostage and it is up to the members of Carrier Battle Group 14 to rescue them and recover the ship. Violence. 1st novel in the "Carrier" series, 1991.
Book 10 in the Carrier series. This time, tombstone and the crew are stuck in the middle of a rapidly worsening situation. Caught between micromanaging unscrupulous politicians back home and a Cuban faction which is sick and tired of being pushed around by the U.S. and thinks it can turn things around with a blow that will break the United States' will, can tombstone and the crew of Jefferson pull off another miracle?
The Ukraine tricks the U.S. into thinking that Turkey--their own ally--had launched the nuclear attack against the U.S. Sixth Fleet. After all, the U.S. needed to be reminded who owned the waters they had entered. Now "Tombstone" Magruder and the new Sixth Fleet are out to stop the war before it starts. But with treacherous allies and stealth technology, the rules of battle have changed. And Magruder must face the most threatening question of his life: In an age of computer warfare, how do you tell your friends from your enemies? Violence. 11th novel in the "Carrier" series, 1998
In North Vietnam, the Communist government is hiding something, and they're doing everything possible to protect it. But when the Communists launch a missile at an American plane, Admiral Wayne and the "USS Jefferson" plan a counterattack. And that means that they might be facing a long and bloody new war. Meanwhile, Admiral "Tombstone" Magruder has just set foot in the Vietnam jungle to search for his father who may still be alive. But there's no way to warn him that he might be stepping right into what could be the Vietnam War all over again.
It's America vs. Russia in an airmanship contest. A friendly mission, all fun and games...until Russia starts playing rough... Admiral "Tombstone" Magruder and the USS Jefferson are sent in to win the post-Cold War by cozying up to Russia. Washington calls the airmanship competition a "cooperative engagement." But to Magruder, it's a fiasco... Still searching for his father-who may be alive somewhere in Russia-Magruder doesn't have time for games. And then Russia launches an all-out surprise attack on the Jefferson- and changes the rules... Written by an experienced Naval officer, this epic novel of international combat captures all the excitement, drama-and reality-of a Carrier Battle Group under fire. 0-515-12470-2
Off the coast of China, the storm clouds of war are gathering into a thunderhead. An American yacht has been attacked in international waters by a Chinese combat helicopter. Tensions are at a zenith. China staunchly denies they had anything to do with the incident, and Carrier Battle Group Fourteen is put on full alert for what may become a full-blown shooting war between the superpowers. But even as the two mighty forces square for battle, an unseen adversary is watching, waiting for the bloodshed to begin and the time to strike.
Hostilities between Greece and the republic of Macedonia. It's open war after a careless Greek pilot accidentally downs a news chopper in a hotly disputed region. Vice Admiral "Tombstone" Magruder and Carrier Battle Group Fourteen are sent in to maintain the peace between the longtime antagonist But what no one knows is that a rogue Greek general actually ordered the chopper to be downed. For he has personally decided to end the conflict once and for all-no matter how many lives it costs... In the bestselling tradition of Tom Clancy, Larry Bond, and Charles D. Taylor, this electrifying novel captures the vivid reality of international combat. The Carrier Battle Group Fourteen-a force including a supercarrier, amphibious unit, guided missile cruiser, and destroyer-is brought to life with stunning authenticity in a high-tech thriller as explosive as today's headlines.
PEARL HARBOR REVISITED. While Vice Admiral "Tombstone" Magruder and his men are enjoying a little R & R in Hawaii, China prepares their Rising Sun vessel for a surprise attack on U.S. soil--or rather, sand. The beach explodes into devastation--and the Carrier team can't handle it alone. But as Tombstone and his fleet take charge of the air, Lieutenant Murdock and his SEALs are called in to work ashore. With this kind of pickup team, China doesn't have a chance. And the Rising Sun is going to set and sink once and for all...
The Persian Gulf has always been a hot spot, big trouble, and it's getting hotter by the minute. An extremist faction of Iranian militants has decided to take the first bloody step toward toppling the decadent West, and bringing the world under their fanatical heel. Deep in the desert, a secret cache of technology and weaponry has lain dormant-waiting for the time to strike. That time is now. On maneuvers in the Persian Gulf, Rear Admiral "Tombstone" Magruder and Carrier Battle Group Fourteen are the first to realize the global danger the militants pose, the first to come under deadly fire-and the only ones who can stop the mad men cold...
When the Chinese fire a test missile that detonates in Taiwan, they claim that it was all an accident. But the U.S. is less than willing to believe their story, and sure enough, China launches a full-scale invasion on its tiny capitalist island neighbor-and the entire world goes into an uproar. But while the diplomats wage a battle of words in the United Nations, the real dirty work is to b carried out by Carrier Battle Group Fourteen- the only fighting force standing between the juggernaut of the Chinese military and the total annihilation of Taiwan... In the bestselling tradition of Tom Clancy, Larry Bond, and Charles D. Taylor, this electrifying novel captures the vivid reality of international combat. The Carrier Battle Group Fourteen--a force including a supercarrier, amphibious unit, guided missile cruiser, and destroyer--is brought to life with stunning authenticity in a high-tech thriller as explosive as today's headlines.
Though the Soviet Union has long been disbanded, a group of radical hard-line Russian military officers refuses to end the Cold War without one last blast. They've taken over an airfield in Bermuda and are ready to launch a nuclear attack at the United States. The Russian government, hoping to maintain their precarious position in the new world order, would like to handle the crisis on their own. But desperate situations call for desperate action. Tombstone MacGruder and the Carrier Battle Group are called in to take the airfield out before the missiles are launched. And if they don't nail the nukes in time, the U.S. may lose the Cold War after all...
The USS Jefferson is in the middle of the Pacific, testing a top-secret missile defense system while a Russian task force monitors every move they make. When the Russians are accidentally targeted, their retaliation is swift and serious, and they have no interest in the Carrier's plea for diplomacy. Now the Carrier Battle Group Fourteen must do what they can to defend themselves without provoking a full-blown war, but keeping below the boiling point is no easy task under fire like this.
The President has decided that now is the time to deal with the Middle East once and for all. The USS United States was on station in the Persian Gulf, and the USS Thomas Jefferson was lurking just outside the Red Sea in the Med, well within weapons range of most targets. Even a casual observer could tell that something was up, that this time the President meant to finish what Desert Storm and Desert Shield had started.
The United States finds itself besieged on all fronts. In Idaho, Tombstone Magruder learns the vengeful Continental Line militia is planning a bombing at the Super Bowl. In the U.N., America is vilified and blamed for the violent clashes in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Japan. And even as the conflict with Iraq is settled, the greatest threat is yet to come. In North Korea, a deranged Kim Jong II is out for blood. Moving his troops to the 38th parallel, and covertly aided by the Red Chinese in the air, he is prepared to attack at last. But when his fanatical military leaders decide to strike the Americans first in a mad bid for glory, Carrier Battle Group Fourteen must fight not only for its own survival-but to prevent the outbreak of World War III...
When a group of modern-day Japanese samurai begins an assault on the high seas, the only force standing between them and total victory is the might of Carrier Battle Group Fourteen.
India has declared war on Pakistan. Pakistan, far out- numbered, has responded by detonating a small nuclear device in the desert, a clear warning to stay away. The U.S.S. Thomas Jefferson, along with the rest of Carrier Battle Group 14, is in the waters off the india/pakistan border. Their mission is to stop the war before both countries resort to a nuclear exchange. But the Indian government has far different plans for the U.S. task force and a Soviet squadron that has been sent into the area to help. Violence. 3rd novel in the "Carrier" series, 1992.
The Soviet Union, under new, communist leadership, has invaded Norway. Carrier Battle group 14, sailing in the north Atlantic, is the closest American Naval asset and is ordered into the Norwegian sea to intervene. But the Americans are far outnumbered and soon find themselves, along with the Norwegians, in a desperate fight for survival. Violence. 4th novel in the "Carrier" series, 1992.
As the war in Norway rages on, The U.S.S. Thomas Jefferson and the rest of carrier battle group 14 continues to be the only American military asset in the area. While the politicians in Washington argue over what to do about the Soviet aggression, the men of CBG-14 fight for survival against overwhelming odds. American technology and tactics are severely tested as the fighting escalates to an explosive climax. Violence. 5th novel in the "Carrier" series, 1993.
The Communist hard-liners are attempting to regain power in the former Soviet Union which has sparked a violent civil war. The United States does not want to get involved, but when it is discovered that the rebels are planning a submarine-launched nuclear strike, the U.S. decides to intervene. Carrier Battle Group 14, along with two other carrier battle groups, form a carrier battle force tasked with keeping the Russian ballistic missile submarines in port where they cannot launch their nuclear weapons. A massive air, sea and land battle ensues. Violence. 6th novel in the "Carrier" series, 1994.
For the first time in U.S. naval history, an American carrier battle group--CBG-14--is cruising in the Black Sea. Its mission, although vague, is to help keep the peace in the Crimean as the Russian civil war rages on. But the admiral of the Black Sea fleet is not at all pleased that an American naval force is in the Black sea--his own backyard--and makes plans to destroy it. Meanwhile, the General in charge of the Crimean Military District decides to turn the whole area over to the UN in an attempt to keep the peace and, before long, fighting breaks out between various factions of the Soviet military and CBG-14 is trapped in the middle of it. 7th novel in the "Carrier" series, 1996.
Carrier Battle Group 14 is in the South China Sea on routine patrol when a Chinese tank and the tiny island where it is stationed are destroyed. The Chinese government points its finger at the U.S. forces, but the Americans are as baffled by the explosion as the Chinese appear to be. As CBG-14 continues Freedom of Navigation operations in the area, unexplained attacks continue and America is on the brink of war again. It is up to CBG-14 to defuse the situation or, at least, protect its assets from an all- out Chinese attack. 8th novel in the "Carrier" series, 1997.
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